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24 April 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- Beijing district to test 3.5m residents amid new surge; officials pledge sufficient supplies Global Times 24 Apr 2022 -- Beijing's Chaoyang district, home to some 3.5 million residents, will roll out three rounds of mass nucleic acid testing starting from Monday after the district registered the most COVID-19 cases in the capital's latest epidemic surge.
- Shanghai flare-up develops at 'high level,' sees increasing cluster infections at construction sites Global Times 24 Apr 2022 -- After more than one month's fight against the Omicron variant, a Shanghai health official said on Sunday that the local epidemic is still developing at a high level, with more than 20,000 new infections and 39 new deaths being recorded the previous day.
- Shanghai flare-up claimed 87 lives, sees increasing cluster infections at construction sites, companies Global Times 24 Apr 2022 -- Shanghai registered the largest ever daily tally of COVID-19 deaths of 39 on Saturday, bringing the total to 87 lives that the latest flare-up in the city has claimed as of Saturday.
- Beijing reassures residents of sufficient daily supplies amid surging COVID-19 cases Global Times 24 Apr 2022 -- Beijing has a sufficient supply of daily necessities and the trade order remains normal amid latest COVID-19 cases in the city, an official said at a regular press briefing on Sunday.
- Shanghai strengthens treating capacity for severe COVID-19 cases People's Daily 24 Apr 2022 -- Shanghai has further enhanced its treating capacity for severe COVID-19 patients to reduce the fatality rate of this round of the outbreak, said the municipal health commission on Sunday.
- Strict control measures necessary to contain COVID-19 spread: China's epidemiologist People's Daily 24 Apr 2022 -- Adopting strict control measures to effectively cut off COVID-19 transmission routes is of great importance, according to China's leading epidemiologist.
- Death toll reaches 87 in Shanghai's current COVID-19 outbreak People's Daily 24 Apr 2022 -- A total of 87 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in Shanghai, of which the average age was around 81, the municipal health commission said Sunday.
- Shanghai new COVID-19 cases: 1,401 confirmed, 19,657 asymptomatic People's Daily 24 Apr 2022 -- China's Shanghai reported 1,401 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 19,657 local asymptomatic carriers on Saturday, the municipal health commission said Sunday.
- Chinese mainland reports 1,566 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 24 Apr 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 1,566 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 1,401 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Sunday.
- China COVID death toll rises as Beijing warns of 'grim' COVID situation Press TV 24 Apr 2022 -- China's capital city of Beijing has warned of a "grim" situation as COVID-19 infections rise while main business hub Shanghai reports more deaths related to the pandemic amid a weeks-long lockdown.
- Beijing takes swift, strict measures amid latest COVID flare-up Global Times 24 Apr 2022 -- With 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Beijing on Saturday, the capital city has taken swift and strict measures, including organizing nucleic acid tests in key groups, and taking partial closed-off management and suspending classes in the areas and a school that spotted the cases.
- Beijing reports 15 new local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 24 Apr 2022 -- Beijing Municipality reported 15 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday, local authorities said Saturday.
- US' blatant threat to Solomon Islands exposes its hegemony and bullying: Chinese Embassy Global Times 24 Apr 2022 -- US' blatant threat to the security cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands once again exposed the hegemony mindset and bullying behavior of someone in the US, said Chinese Embassy in the Solomon Islands on Sunday.
- Australia Warns It Won't Tolerate PLA Bases 'in Our Region' as Beijing, Solomon Islands Pen Pact Sputnik 24 Apr 2022 -- Washington has threatened to "respond accordingly" if China moved to establish a permanent military presence on the Solomon Islands, the Pacific island nation, situated about 1,500 km northeast of Australia and over 9,200 km southwest of the US West Coast. Beijing and Honiara signed a defence pact last week.
- China's home-built aircraft carrier Shandong starts 1st maintenance, refurbishment: media reports Global Times 24 Apr 2022 -- The Shandong, China's second aircraft carrier and the first developed domestically, reportedly started its first scheduled maintenance and refurbishment that is expected to enhance the flattop's usability after more than two years of active service. The procedure could involve the painting of new non-skid coating as well as repairs and upgrades for some subsystems, and the carrier would come back stronger than ever in a few months, observers said on Sunday.
- Chinese FM elaborates on China-proposed Global Security Initiative, stresses nation will always be the backbone of guarding world peace Global Times 24 Apr 2022 -- As Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed for the first time a Global Security Initiative at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2022, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave a detailed elaboration on the initiative in an article published on People's Daily on Sunday, answering to the question: "What kind of security concept does the world need and how can countries achieve common security?"
- China calls on public to submit 'opinions' to ruling party ahead of top meeting Radio Free Asia 24 Apr 2022 -- The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is calling for 'opinions' from citizens ahead of a crucial political meeting later this year, amid growing public anger over CCP leader Xi Jinping's COVID-19 policy, that has seen millions confined in grueling lockdowns across the country in recent months.
- Hong Kong's Next Chief Executive Booted From YouTube VOA 24 Apr 2022 -- John Lee, the sole candidate to succeed Carrie Lam as chief executive of Hong Kong this summer, has had his campaign channel suspended from YouTube in what the company said was a necessary move to comply with U.S. sanctions.
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